The Office

No, this isn’t about the tv show.   Don’t I wish!   Nope, this is about taming the office monster.  Soon after we found out we were pregnant, we decided that Bones would move his business/office to our home to reduce costs.   I don’t remember mentioning it, but my office was the project that I worked on while I was pregnant with Lil Bit.   That was about 2 years ago.   I’ve finally nearly finished and I’m closer than I’ve ever been.

Before:

From the Doorway

From the Doorway

Not only did I have a huge table full of stuff that I moved from the second desk so that Bones had a place to work, but I also had moved Lil’ Bit’s table in there so she could hang out while we worked.  I don’t think that will be an option after Bones moves some office furniture in here and is working on customer equipment.

My to-do list included:

  • scanning (10+ hours at my ScanSnap, while cleaning)
  • shredding — 7 grocery bags full
  • sorting
  • putting away (i.e. anything that was not office-related went to the TV room to be dealt with later)
  • throwing out
  • breaking down boxes
  • reorganize closet
  • gather like items (i.e. coupons :D)

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This was the other major messy spot and most of this just got moved to the former TV room as well.

But now it is ready (minus my desk — where all that remains to be done, sorted, or put away is now residing) for all of Bones’ work furniture and items to be moved in.   I even vacuumed all the paper shreds from the floor and hallway!

From the doorway - after

From the doorway - after

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I realize it’s not the same place I took a picture of but it’s more representative of what our office actually looks like.   Otherwise, it would be a pic of an empty corner :).

I also started cleaning the former TV room since the yard sale.   I’m not sure if I have any before pics; I started cleaning before I thought about it and I was on a roll.    Maybe that will be done soon enough that I can start hosting play dates :).

So this is what I’ve been working on for the last week.   What about you?   What have you tackled this week?

This post is linked to Tackle-It Tuesday at 5 Minutes for Mom and Blitz-It Friday at Organized Everyday.

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5 comments

  1. […] week, I finished the office and that primarily consisted of organizing and removing everything that was in there that had no […]

  2. Rebecca says:

    YAY!! I love small projects but full rooms are even more satisfying. Great work!

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  3. […] week, I finished the office and that primarily consisted of organizing and removing everything that was in there that had no […]

  4. I’m visiting from Organizing Mommy Friday Blitz.
    Wow! This looks incredible. Great Blitz!

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  5. What a treat to have you link up today! You did a great job! Tackling an office can be overwhelming because there’s so many papers and little things to take care of–not just clutter and furniture.

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